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6 Black-Owned Barbecue Spots That Have Been Around for Over 60 Years

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Barbecue restaurants (also known as BBQ joints, spots, pits) serving dishes like pork rib, cole slaw, potato salad and more have long been popular among African Americans, and there are many Black-owned ones located across the country. Several, however, have been around for quite a few decades and were even frequented by civil rights heroes like Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Here are 6 Black-owned barbecue spots that have been around that long:

#1 – Bar-B-Q Shop: Located in Memphis, Tennessee, this joint is known for its acclaimed sauces & dry seasonings top ribs, spaghetti & pork sandwiches served on Texas toast. Many say that barbecue spaghetti, one of the city’s signature dishes, got its start here.

#2 – Brenda’s Barbeque Pit: Located in Montgomery, Alabama for nearly 75 years, Brenda’s Bar-B-Que Pit is the fourth-oldest barbecue joint in the state. Since opening in 1942, the west side staple has witnessed Montgomery’s changing history, at times seeing it first-hand.

#3 – McMillan Bar-B-Que: This joint in Mobile, Alabama, was established after Hurricane Frederick destroyed the gas lines to the family’s service station in 1979. Now, however, it is run by a second generation of the family. The owners cook toothsome pork ribs over oak wood in a brick-and-plaster pit that the family built themselves.

#4 – Bunyan’s Bar-B-Q: Located in Florence, Alabama, this restaurant is known for what the Washington Post calls its “sensational mustard-based hot slaw”. It’s a cozy, retro-style pit stop for hot dogs, beans & chicken, and renowned foodist Michael Twitty has called their barbecue “edible jazz.”

#5 – Tony Morrow’s Real Pit BBQ: Located in Atlanta, Georgia, this restaurant (pictured above) is known as a brick-walled spot that plays old R&B music. The diner features cowhide-adorned seats, and a delicious menu of BBQ & Southern standards. They are specifically known for their outstanding lemon-pepper ribs and moist red velvet cupcakes.

#6 – Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot: Located in Selma, Alabama, this black-owned restaurant is, according to The Washington Post, “a meticulously maintained, high-ceilinged, white-walled neighborhood restaurant” that’s been around for about 75 years. It’s also known for being a local community center.

Source: http://blog.blackbusiness.org/2016/06/black-owned-barbecue-bbq-spots-joints-pits-restaurants.html#.V2qZc9IrJ1s

 

Posted on June 22, 2016 By Staff With 4 comments

TOP FIVE BLACK OWNED RESTAURANTS IN OAKLAND, CA

 

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TOP FIVE BLACK OWNED RESTAURANTS IN OAKLAND, CA

If you‘re looking to sample a little local flavor while taking a break from the your daily routine, stop by one of these great locations,  in Oakland, CA  neighborhood. You won’t regret it! Join the #eachandeveryfriday movement and help us create #2millionjobs

#1. Lena’s Soul Food Cafe
1462 High St
Oakland, CA 94601
b/t Bancroft Ave & 14th St – East Oakland
Phone number (510) 842-3510
Business website: lenassoulfoodcafe.com

Feedback: V J. Oakland, CA 5 Stars!
OMG, the food at this restaurant is so good I eat it daily to my shame. When I first found out about it I was skeptical and thought it was going to bed of those wanna be soul food places. To my surprise it was real soul food. I was eating so much I had to cut back not only on portion size but what I was consuming. Everything is good there I mean everything. I am very picky eater with taste and texture. They are so accommodating that they were all separate your side dishes to get the chicken or fish wet.

The food is fresh and hot not over salted and seasoned to my idea of perfection. I am in love with this place!

The staff is incredible and smart! They listen! I have yet to get the wrong items. They make you want to come back! Everyone is polite and ready to serve you with a Big smile. The portion size is perfect and so is the price$

A BIG Thank You to all the staff at Lens’s for tickling my taste buds am making my bellyfull.

#2. Miss Ollie’s
901 Washington St
Oakland, CA 94607
b/t 10th St & 9th St – Old Oakland
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Phone number (510) 285-6188
Business website: realmissolliesoakland.com

Feedback: Christopher B. North Hollywood, CA 5 Stars!

Listen… if you want to understand what healthy soul food taste like. Carry yo but on down to Oakland and allow your mouth to sink it to the creamiest, most delicate, mouth watering soul food around.

Sar Ah is a master chef. Her flavors are all natural and they merge together so well. Her recipes take you back to a time where your grandma took her time and cooked so long that the house smelled like the last meal she cooked-all the time.

What a savory treat this place offers.

The servers are polite and attentive. And the portions are super on point.

I really digged the oxtail and rice. Good googly moogly! I’m going to bolt bus back from LA for the chicken ;) I heard it’s the best thing going. You did that Ms. Sar Ah! My friend and I sat at the bar and we were treated to beautiful new company. The patrons were as down home and friendly as the food.

I could not help but try a few different drinks because the cute bartender was a definite mixologist! She had style in her tending.

I watched Ms Sa Rah as she directed her kitchen with the utmost grace. I was so impressed I wanted to take a selfie with her. But I didn’t want to take her out of her zone.

This place is a must stop if your in Oakland! Get on that oxtail. Forreal.

And enjoy the journey down gourmet soul food memory lane.

#3. Home of Chicken and Waffles
444 Embarcadero W
Oakland, CA 94607
b/t Broadway & Franklin St – Jack London Square
Phone number (510) 836-4446
Business website: homeofchickenandwaffles.com

Feedback: David P. Fresno, CA 5 Stars!
Came before the super bowl for a bite to eat..great chicken and waffles and garlic fries. Would definitely come back again!

#4. Picán
2295 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
b/t Grand Ave & 23rd St – Uptown
Phone number (510) 834-1000
Business website: picanrestaurant.com

Feedback: Chives S. Antioch, CA 5 Stars!
Update review. Went lastnight on a Sunday very packed house with some soft R&B music playing in the back ground to a candle lit restaurant. You must, I do mean must take your lady here major brownie points. Lol. Will be back very soon.

#5. Brown Sugar Kitchen
2534 Mandela Pkwy
Oakland, CA 94607
b/t Campbell St & 26th St – West Oakland
Phone number (510) 839-7685
Business website: brownsugarkitchen.com

Feedback: PG H. San Rafael, CA 5 Stars!
What a great charming place with great tasting food, coffee and service. Get there early unless you are one for long waits.

TOP FIVE BLACK OWNED RESTAURANTS IN OAKLAND, CA

 

Posted on February 11, 2016 By Staff With 9 comments